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I stand on the corner to cross your kids and I look back down the street and see a really cool stop ahead sign (with an arrow and stop sign shape). Apparently too many don’t know what that means. I assume we put up signs because too many people can’t read “stop ahead.”

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My name is Jennifer Hessler, a volunteer with Memorial Healthcare Hospice. I volunteer twice-monthly making arrangements with the flower ministry along with Martha Sutton and Gloria Danek. There are numerous other volunteers who help with the flower ministry in an array of ways — some delive…

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Last Tuesday’s Senate committee hearing on Facebook was a welcome show of effective government at work. Most Senate hearings are not very productive and serve as stages for posturing and sniping rhetoric.

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For nearly four decades (ever since the inception of Ronald Reagan’s “trickle-down” or “voodoo” economics), the Republican party has falsely argued that if the wealthiest families and corporations are only allowed to avoid paying their fair share of taxes the rest of us will benefit from the…

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Before the beginning of time, there were no words; only thoughts. Is it possible to have ideas, thought constructs, and intellectual liberty, without depending on words to symbolize them? I say it is.

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With the publication of the Bob Woodward/Robert Costa book “Peril,” it has become apparent that, on the eve of Jan. 6, Donald Trump’s “men” were applying maximum pressure on then-Vice President Mike Pence to sabotage the electoral certification and send the 2020 election result to the House …

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The turnout for Tuesday night’s presentation in Corunna with Bradlee Dean Smith was saddening to say the least. Apparently, most people are clearly relying upon others to hold government officials accountable for their actions against the people and assuredly comfortable with the government …

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This week I’m reflecting on the efforts of U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, of Oregon, a moderate Democrat, who brought his acumen to a vital issue threatening the American economy: that our pharmaceutical companies don’t make enough money.

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It is always interesting to read different takes on corporate media. The name of the game with corporate sell-out media in general, and social media in particular, is to keep the audience engaged and emotionally invested in the content. Thus, news content is merely a means to an end, rather …

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An open letter to all those residents of Shiawassee County who genuinely believe their “freedoms” exclude them from the responsibility to become (in the face of a global pandemic) vaccinated — and when required wear a mask: Had you been present on Monday, Dec. 8, 1941, what kind of citizen (…

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By appealing the recall petition, county commissioners Jeremy Root, Cindy Garber and John Plowman are continuing to game the system. None of them has admitted any wrong nor have any shown any remorse for their illegal and unethical actions.

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A recent letter to the editor was headlined: “Left doesn’t hold Biden accountable like it did Trump” That letter reminded me of many other things for which the left does not hold Biden accountable.

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For several years, select Michigan motorists have enjoyed the benefits E15 when filling up their vehicles. The higher-ethanol blend of gasoline has provided a cost-effective and high-quality option that also helps support our local farmers, drives investment in rural communities and decrease…

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Saturday my wife and I took a leisurely ride to Culver’s for sundaes. I had forgotten that they discontinued two of my favorite toppings until they reminded me at the drive-thru. So I made do with something else. I decided when we got our desserts that I would ask to speak to a supervisor. A…

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The turnout for Tuesday night’s presentation in Corunna with Bradlee Dean Smith was saddening to say the least. Apparently, most people are clearly relying upon others to hold government officials accountable for their actions against the people and assuredly comfortable with the government …

This week I’m reflecting on the efforts of U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, of Oregon, a moderate Democrat, who brought his acumen to a vital issue threatening the American economy: that our pharmaceutical companies don’t make enough money.

It is always interesting to read different takes on corporate media. The name of the game with corporate sell-out media in general, and social media in particular, is to keep the audience engaged and emotionally invested in the content. Thus, news content is merely a means to an end, rather …

An open letter to all those residents of Shiawassee County who genuinely believe their “freedoms” exclude them from the responsibility to become (in the face of a global pandemic) vaccinated — and when required wear a mask: Had you been present on Monday, Dec. 8, 1941, what kind of citizen (…

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By appealing the recall petition, county commissioners Jeremy Root, Cindy Garber and John Plowman are continuing to game the system. None of them has admitted any wrong nor have any shown any remorse for their illegal and unethical actions.

It is beyond our collective comprehension: In his new book, Bob Woodward quotes Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley as believing (on Jan. 6, 2021) that Donald Trump was “in serious mental decline.”

A recent letter to the editor was headlined: “Left doesn’t hold Biden accountable like it did Trump” That letter reminded me of many other things for which the left does not hold Biden accountable.

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Great minds, including persuasive speakers and distinguished scientists, are warning us to do our homework and to watch out for the evils of the new COVID-19 vaccines.

For several years, select Michigan motorists have enjoyed the benefits E15 when filling up their vehicles. The higher-ethanol blend of gasoline has provided a cost-effective and high-quality option that also helps support our local farmers, drives investment in rural communities and decrease…

Saturday my wife and I took a leisurely ride to Culver’s for sundaes. I had forgotten that they discontinued two of my favorite toppings until they reminded me at the drive-thru. So I made do with something else. I decided when we got our desserts that I would ask to speak to a supervisor. A…

The most interesting claim made in a Saturday letter was the contention that Almighty God sent Donald Trump as a Jesus-like savior whose political presence was designed to show Americans how our nation should be run. Really?

I am the proud daughter of a World War II paratrooper. My father fought in Bastogne with the 101st Airborne all the way to Adolf Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest.

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The governor of Texas recently signed into law making it illegal for a woman to have an abortion after six weeks. In an attempt to enforce this law, the state has instituted the creation of a authoritarian model of enforcement, a mandate from the religious zealots, the purpose of which is to…

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In response to recent submissions to the opinion page that accused me and others of “divisive” and “hateful” rhetoric; you Nazis watched your fuhrer, the dear leader Donald Trump, attack women, all minority groups, LGBTQ and others both in his rhetoric and actions.

The Shiawassee Family YMCA invites everyone to Try the Y week from Sept. 7-11. Annually, the Y opens its facility to prospective members to try everything that is offered from the cardio room to the group exercise classes.

It’s refreshing to read about the Owosso City Council meeting engaging with the community and nonprofit leaders to focus on building up Owosso to be better than ever with its share of ARPA funds. The Owosso City Council is the light of day compared to the darkness of the Shiawassee County Bo…

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Democracies need to rethink how they approach the totalitarianism threat. The U.S., as in Europe, has a mixture of nationalism, racism and rationality of human beings that spark a desire for authoritarian politics and subvert their democracy to a dictator like Donald Trump.

Some time ago, on this page, there was an article under the headline, “Here’s the truth, many can’t handle it,” which I feel compelled to disagree with.

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A recent letter writer had the unparalleled gall to attack me personally, without provocation or any legitimate reason. According to her she is proud to tell me to “shut up.” How unbelievably rude and disrespectful.

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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, to provide much needed funds to help states, counties, and local communities recover from the economic and health effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Our president is taking a world of heat for his bungling of our effort to leave Afghanistan, and well he should. Our intelligence agencies knew how unpopular the Afghan government was and that not many were likely to risk their lives for an useless oligarchy that cared nothing for them.

Bill Domby recently wrote in a letter to the editor asking for a written apology from me on behalf of himself and veterans in this area because of my references to Donald Trump supporters as Nazis and terrorists.

When evaluating the chaos of leaving Afghanistan’s civil war in the rightful hands of the Afghan people, let us consider several facts. First and foremost, the Trump administration agreed nearly two years ago to surrender our position while obtaining absolutely no concessions from Taliban ne…

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It never ceases to amaze me how easily rural Donald Trump supporters and those on the religious “right” (which to these folks means every other religion and religious interpretation are wrong), are rankled by views different than the homogeneous viewpoints they are immersed in. They can dish…

In response to the hate-filled diatribes of Jeff Carmody’s recent letters to the editor, I and the other veterans in the circulation area of The Argus-Press take extreme exception to him calling those who support Donald Trump Nazis and Taliban. These ladies and gentlemen who stood in harm’s …

As children return to in-person classrooms and pediatric COVID-19 cases skyrocket — particularly throughout the South — two men continue to stand out as the most callous, least rational of their species: Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida.

The American Nazi Trump Party (formerly the Republican Party) are more than happy to point fingers and misdirect focus on the debacle going on right now in Afghanistan. They are ignoring, of course, that former President Donald Trump is the one who negotiated the deal. In fact, he was respon…

The Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners has been soundly chastised by the community and has deflected, bowed, scraped and returned the COVID-19 money wrongfully taken.

Shiawassee County Commissioner Jeremy Root thinks he is better than you. So much better, that he voted to pay himself and numerous other elected officials a $25,000 “COVID bonus” using taxpayer funds. In doing so, he violated the Open Meetings Act and the Michigan Constitution he swore to up…

As children return to in-person classrooms and pediatric COVID-19 cases skyrocket (particularly throughout the South), two men continue to stand out as the most callous, least rational of their species: Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida.

A recent letter regarding the termination of an assistant prosecutor offers the possibility of the incident to be used constructively by opening a new doorway for what I would call a “redemptive accountability approach” to substance misuse and addiction. The best policies have the most varie…